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Water levels in 91 major reservoirs rise to 59 %

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Water levels in 91 major reservoirs in the country have risen to 59 per cent of their total storage capacity, the said today.

As of September 7, the water storage was 91.201 billion cubic metres. It has now increased to 92.51 billion cubic metres.

Water levels in the reservoirs as of September 14 were 86 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, the Union Water Resources Ministry said in a statement.

It was 81 per cent of the decadal average for the corresponding period, it said.

Reservoirs in states such as Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and reported lesser storage level than last year.

and have reported an equal water storage as was last year.

Major dams in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Tripura, Telangana, and have reported better storage levels vis-?-vis the previous year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 20:57 IST